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Suez Canal

Suez Canal <<soo EHZ>> is a narrow waterway in Egypt that joins the Mediterranean and Red seas. The Suez Canal stretches north and south across the Isthmus of Suez. It lies between the cities of Port Said and Suez.... Read More

Soo Canals

The Soo Canals are waterways made by people to let ships pass between Lake Superior and Lake Huron. The canals are on the border between the United States and Canada. Most of the cargo ships that pass through the canals are going east and carrying iron ore, grain, or coal.... Read More

Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is a waterway that cuts across Panama in Central America. It connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.... Read More

Grand Canal

The Grand Canal, in China, is the world’s longest artificial waterway. It is a series of linked canals that stretches about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers). The Grand Canal runs from the city of Hangzhou in the south to Beijing in the north. The Grand Canal has been important to China’s economy for hundreds of years.... Read More

Erie Canal

The Erie <<EER ee>> Canal was the first important national waterway built in the United States. It crossed upstate New York from Buffalo on Lake Erie to Albany to Troy on the Hudson River. Completed in 1825, the canal joined the Atlantic Ocean with the Great Lakes system. It provided a route over which manufactured goods and settlers could flow into the Midwest. It also provided a route over which timber and agricultural products could be transported to the East.... Read More


A canal is a waterway dug across land. Canals enable boats or ships to travel between large bodies of water. They also carry water to farms and cities.... Read More